Kenya: Cook

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Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 03 Jan 2018

Position Description:

Heshima Kenya is a nonprofit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya dedicated to identifying, protecting and empowering unaccompanied refugee minors, especially adolescent girls, through our specialized shelter, education and advocacy programs. The cook position is based at the GEP office and reports directly to the HR & Administration Officer. S/he will work closely with the Kitchen staff to ensure participants/beneficiaries are served their meals in time.


  • Setting weekly menus ensuring balanced diet for the participant and of those with special and medical preferences.

  • Ensure timely submission of requests to the HR & Admin Office and to the procurement office in a reasonable time-frame for approval

  • Report all issues regarding GEP, Day care and or Safe House meal times and shopping to the HR & Admin Officer in a timely.

  • Maintain and provide an updated inventory of all supplies including food, cleaning supplies, crockery, utensils etc to the Stores Officer

  • Maintain general site cleanliness of the entire program site, including toilets, classroom, and offices

  • Provide and cook nutritional and healthy meals

  • Maintain professional conduct at all times

  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regard to each participant served by any and all Heshima Kenya’s programs.

  • Maintains excellent communication and relationship with the HK persons of concern

  • Skillfully and deligently handle and manage any conflict between them and the PoCs

  • ake utmost care and to minimize any misunderstanding or conflict that can arise between them and the persons of concern during execution of ones duties


· Have attained O levels KCSE of education

· Diploma in catering/ Catering certificate from Utalii colleage or any other recognized institution or

· Three years of proven experience in cooking

· A valid medical and food handling certificate

· Fluent in English and Swahili

· Good communication skills

· Some background in social work or guidance and counslleing will be an added advantage

· Customer relations skills are requisite

· Back ground in working in a children institution will be vital

· Able to maintain confidentiality agreement and information

· Certificate of good conduct

· Uphold high levels of honesty, integrity and unquestionable character

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· ability to mother and to mentor young girls and children

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Excellent organizational skills

· Must be a mature Kenyan Citizen.

How to apply:

Your application should be send to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Friday 3rd January 2018. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees.

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be send through the email.

Heshima Kenya

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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